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Road rage finally puts alleged ‘Goodfellas’ mobster, 82, behind bars

  • Vincent Asaro gets eight years for tracking down and burning motorist’s car
  • Asaro was cleared of 1978 Lufthansa robbery immortalised in 1990 film

New York may have recorded a dramatic fall in crime this year, including the lowest annual murder total since the 1950s, but a sentencing hearing in Brooklyn on Thursday revealed the persistence of some of the city’s most famous criminal traditions.

Prosecutors allege that Vincent Asaro, 82, was inducted into the Bonanno crime syndicate more than 40 years ago and has held the position of captain and been a member of the family’s ruling panel.

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